Thursday was the deadline for NFL teams to apply franchise or transition tags on expected free agents. Several clubs tied up key players like Peyton Manning in Indianapolis but the Packers passed. That's leaving veteran defensive end Cullen Jenkins expecting the worst. He told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel he's "99 percent sure" something won't get worked out and disappointed talks on a new contract haven't taken place he feels it might be "time for a new start". If General Manager Ted Thompson had franchised Jenkins, it would have resulted in a one year contract worth approximately 12 million dollars in 2011, a price he apparently is unwilling to pay even though Jenkins has been a productive defensive end. Negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement will resume next week after the owners and players met for 7 straight days in front of federal mediator George Cohen. He said while some progress has been made, "significant differences" remain. If a deal isn't reach by next Thursday, owners are expected to lock out the players meaning there will be no free agency or contact of any kind between the clubs and the players. If a deal is reached, Jenkins along with Daryn Colledge, James Jones and Mason Crosby would hit the open market. Thompson and Mike McCarthy are in Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine which runs through Tuesday. The coaches and GM's were briefed on the labor talks Thursday. Two Wisconsin Badger prospects met reporters on Thursday. Quarterback Scott Tolzien and tackle Gabe Carimi are among 7 Badgers expected to work out through the weekend. Carimi boastfully told reporters he's the top ranked offensive tackle in the draft considering his play against top flight defensive ends and his 4 years in the Wisconsin program, culminating with the Outland Trophy award and first team AP All American awards his senior year.